Outdoor Extravaganza Paint Project Picks

Aqua Vintage Drink Cart

Happy Monday! Can you believe it's June already? We had a late start to spring, but I'm happy to see everything is finally greening up. I always look forward to this time of year when our crabapple tree goes into bloom. So pretty! A big thank you to everyone who shared their Outdoor Paint Projects at the Outdoor Extravaganza last week. So many inspiring ideas! Today, I thought I’d share some of the most popular projects. Vintage Metal … [Read more...]

Outdoor Extravaganza- Share Your Outdoor Paint Projects!

Weathered Chippy Bench Makeover

It’s the final installment of this year’s Outdoor Extravaganza, paint projects! Finally, the weather cooperated this past week and I was able to put in some good hours outside. At the end of each Outdoor Extravaganza I can’t believe how much progress everyone has made! Sometimes all it takes is a little accountability to finally get projects crossed of the to-do list, wouldn’t you agree? Yesterday, I showed you what I did with the bench I salva … [Read more...]

You are my Sunshine Bench Makeover

Yellow Bench Makeover

Perhaps it was the dreadfully long winter or the result of looking at a bazillion cottage inspiration pics, but I knew I had to add yellow somewhere at our house. Not the washed out version either, rather something bright and cheery. Sounds a bit scary for someone who loves neutrals, right? But when I was looking at making over the rustic blue bench I discovered at my parents' farm last summer, I knew it was the perfect opportunity. It would be … [Read more...]

Our Entryway Design Plan

Paneling With Hooks in Entryway

I mentioned at the beginning of April that I ordered a new blue ombre rug for our entryway. It finally arrived, and I'm feeling relieved because the bold color is exactly what I wanted to wake up the space. Like many makeover projects, the rug is only the jumping off point. Sometimes new accessories are all you need to refresh a space, but in this case, our entryway design plan requires a whole lot more to create a welcoming first … [Read more...]

Showhome Tour {A Few Highlights}

Showhome Neutral Great Room

Although we planned on making our way to visit our new baby niece this weekend, freezing rain forced us to stay fairly close to home. I was itching to get out of the house for a bit, so my husband and I decided to check out a few showhomes we hadn't been through yet in our area. Although there are few homes I walk through that I absolutely fall in love with, I often find there are parts of homes or certain features that give me ideas for client … [Read more...]

Front Door Paint Colors and Adding Curb Appeal {Reader Question}

Reader Design Question- How do I add curb appeal?

It's Friday! Let's get to another reader question from Satori's Facebook page, shall we? Although our weather has dipped down again today (please, please let this be the end!), it's time to start talking about freshening our exteriors with outdoor paint and adding more curb appeal. I received photos of two different houses with two very different looks asking many of the same design questions. Today I'm starting with Nicole's two-story suburban h … [Read more...]

Bang for Your Buck Kitchen Updates {Reader Question}

kitchen_before_and_after1

Last week I opened up the Satori Facebook wall to reader questions and was pleasantly surprised at how many were posted or sent in. Unfortunately I won't be able to answer all of the questions today, but I will try my best to address each topic in upcoming blog posts. To kick things off, I'm starting with the first question sent in by Amber.   Need Kitchen Help! Shauna, I'm crossing my fingers you choose my question to … [Read more...]

Favorite Paint Colors {My Picks + A Series Recap}

Cashmere- Part of the Sarah Richardson Collection at Para

Back in August, I invited a few of my favorite design bloggers to share some of their favorite paint colors. Perhaps you'll remember the eye-catching color of Ashley's playhouse or John and Sherry's beautiful bedroom? Those turned out to be some of my most popular posts ever, telling me that paint is a hot topic. It really didn't surprise me, since paint consultations are amongst the most requested services within my business, and I'm often asked … [Read more...]

Front Porch Reveal + New Door Color

Front Door Paint- Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron 2121-10

A couple weeks ago, I posed the question, "Which color I should paint my front door?", and you definitely gave your input. The top response was blue, with black and yellow being close contenders. Basically, it was a mixed bag, which meant I probably couldn't go wrong with any of my considerations. To refresh your memory, this is what our front door and porch looked like before.     As I always do when selecting paint … [Read more...]